Celebs jump to defend Florence Masebe’s fight for artists’ rights

Celebs jump to defend Florence Masebe’s fight for artists’ rights

- Florence Masebe recently attended parliament to discuss actors’ rights in the entertainment industry

- The SA Arts and Culture Youth Forum called her out for attending the meeting as she is only a celebrity and doesn’t represent artists’ views

- Other local actors have since come forward to fire back at the forum for criticizing Florence

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Acting veteran Florence Masebe has recently come under by the South African Arts and Culture Youth Forum (SAACYF) after she met with parliament to discuss artists’ rights, but thankfully some of her fellow actors and actress have come forward to show their support for Florence.

The actress had been asked to appear on the ‘Morning Show SA’ to join in a discussion about how actors are treated and what rights they have working in the entertainment industry, however the SAACYF did not approve of this.

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The SAACYF tweeted to the broadcaster to ask if they could appear on the show to discuss artists’ views on the matter instead of Florence because she is nothing more than a celebrity, however, she has been fighting for artists for a very long time.

Briefly.co.za learned that Florence did not take their criticism lightly and immediately clapped back at the organisation for using her for attention.

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According to TimesLIVE, she argued that they are all meant to be fighting for the same thing, so it shouldn’t matter who speaks out first, as long as they all do their bit to get better treatment in the film industry.

Bonnie Mbuli was one of the first to stand up for Florence on the matter by basically telling the organisation to leave her alone because she has a right to use her voice and to be heard.

Soon after that ‘Skeem Saam’ actor Clement Maosa, Slindile Nodangala and Bridget Masinga joined in to slam the SAACYF for criticizing Florence.

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